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THANK YOU! Participants, vendors, and sponsors all made it possible. We are very happy with the quality of our 3rd Annual Small Farms Conference and hope to see the same enthusiasm next year.

 

The Finding Farmland presentation has been shared by Ron Shultz for anyone who is interested in finding or preserving their farmland. Click here to view the presentation

SAVE THE DATE: On November 1, 2014 we will host the 4th Annual Small Farms Conference at the Spokane Community College. 

Sponsors & Vendors: Thanks to our great sponsors for making the event possible and providing scholarship funding for participants! 

 

  

 


Small Acreage program helps property owners of less than 100 acres with technical assistance, education, and information for smaller tracts of land. 

"We often find that smaller tracts are not commercially viable in the normal sense of the word,” stated Pat Munts, Small Acreage Coordinator. “Small acreages are often ‘too small’ to attract larger commercial ag operators.  As a result, the landowner is left in a quandary of what to do with the 19 acres of noxious weeds sounding the one-acre of residential landscaping?  Keep in mind that our state law requires landowners to control noxious weeds, which can be an expensive endeavor if a commercial applicator has to be hired."

These are just some of the challenges facing landowners in Spokane County. Our goal of this new Small Acreage Program will be to provide educational and technical assistance to those landowners living on less than 100 acres that wish to better utilize the potential of the land to raise livestock, crops or both.

If you're using pesticides, be sure to review this brochure, 10 Ways to Protect Bees from Pesticides. Also use the Spokane County Weed Board as a resource to find out about toxic plants. Check out the financial incentives that are available through USDA NRCS to complete projects on your farm! 

 

 

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